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One child killed, another injured in hit and run accident

Serious injury can occur in a hit and run auto accident in Lafayette. Often, catastrophic injuries leave the victim with massive medical expenses or families having to move forward without a loved one.

A 6-year-old boy and his 9-year-old sister were both victims in a hit and run auto accident in New Orleans. The boy was rushed to the hospital and died as a result of his injuries. His sister suffered injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening. Although the driver escaped, parts of the vehicle were left at the scene as they were torn off in the accident. Video equipment also captured the accident as it happened. The car was later located and the 22-year-old driver was arrested. He has been charged with hit and run, manslaughter and other crimes.

Whatever the circumstances of an accident, significant damage can be done as a result. Individuals who suffer serious injury are likely to endure severe pain and suffering while trying to recuperate from the injuries. It is possible that the victims will not be able to return to a normal life, work as they did before and may need assistance with their everyday activities.

In the worst case scenario, the injuries are so catastrophic that the victim dies, depriving a family of their loved one. In the aftermath of an accident, receiving monetary settlements or awards can help the injured party or an aggrieved family to be compensated for their loss. This compensation may be obtained in the form of a personal injury lawsuit. The victim or their family may file a claim if the accident was the result of another's negligence. Although no amount of money can bring back a loved one, it will allow the family to get back on its feet following the death of the victim.

Source: Fox 8, "NOPD: Arrest made in fatal hit and run of 6-year-old," Feb. 3, 2014

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